Zdeno Chara Signs With New York Islanders

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The New York Islanders have signed free-agent defenceman Zdeno Chara to a one-year contract, returning to the team that drafted him after a lengthy career elsewhere. No financial terms have been reported yet. ESPN’s Kevin Weekes was the first to report the deal. #Isles Transaction: The team has agreed to terms with defenseman Zdeno Chara […] READ MORE


NHL Rumours: St. Louis Blues, Calgary Flames and Carolina Hurricanes

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Welcome to another edition of NHL rumours. It might be the dog days of the NHL offseason, but there are still some rumours to explore! However, there are no Arizona Coyotes rumours, so maybe it isn’t really the dog days of summer. NHL Rumours St. Louis Blues Rumour: Jeremy Rutherford of the Athletic speculates that […] READ MORE


NHL Rumours: New Jersey Devils, Florida Panthers, San Jose Sharks

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Hello and welcome to a Sunday edition of NHL Rumours! Every day brings us closer to the start of the 2021-22 season. That means plenty of signings, trades, and general roster adjustments as we approach what is hopefully a return to a normal year of hockey. Today’s NHL Rumours feature the New Jersey Devils, Florida […] READ MORE


2021 Washington Capitals Offseason Primer

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As a shortened and hectic offseason approaches, Last Word on Hockey is looking ahead towards how teams will deal with the reality of a flat salary cap. In terms of building a franchise, the offseason is the most crucial time of the year for front offices. However, due to COVID-19, the short-term future of how […] READ MORE



Trevor van Riemsdyk Signs Extension with Washington Capitals

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Defeceman Trevor van Riemsdyk signed an extension with the Washington Capitals early Sunday morning. The deal is two years, $950,000 on average per year. This deal signs van Riemsdyk through the 2022-23 season. Hearing #caps have signed D Trevor van Riemsdyk to a 2-year extension. $950k AAV. — Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) March 21, 2021 Trevor […] READ MORE


Boston Bruins Brandon Carlo Out Indefinitely After Tom Wilson Hit

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Boston Bruins defenceman Brandon Carlo is out indefinitely with an upper-body injury. Carlo sustained the injury on a hit from Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson. The team confirmed his status via its Twitter account on Sunday. #NHLBruins pregame updates per Bruce Cassidy: Brandon Carlo is feeling better, but likely out a while. Urho Vaakanainen will […] READ MORE


Throwing Haymakers Podcast: Outdoor Games, Goodbye Big Zee

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What happens when a Bruins fan faces off against two Maple Leafs fans? Intellectual discussion about all aspects of hockey, of course! Throwing Haymakers is a podcast started by Last Word on Sports writers Brandon Higley-Blair and Josh Erickson, as well as Mat Sheridan. Discussing everything from playoffs to predictions to pretty snipes, Throwing Haymakers […] READ MORE



Zdeno Chara Signs with Washington Capitals

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Long-time Boston Bruins captain, Zdeno Chara is leaving after 14 years. Chara is signing with Washington Capitals. It is a one-year deal worth $795,000. OFFICIAL! BIG Z TO DC! The Washington Capitals have agreed to terms with defenseman Zdeno Chara to a one-year, $795,000 contract. Full Details: https://t.co/1Pqb61mP5q#ALLCAPS pic.twitter.com/Ad50bX7LvA — Washington Capitals (@Capitals) December 30, […] READ MORE